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Director of Advancement and External Affairs

Description and Qualifications

The Director of Advancement and External Affairs oversees the strategic and day-to-day fundraising efforts for all of CMA’s programs and special projects. In late 2020, CMA announced a new vision seeking to expand its reach to a national and international community of artists and children. The Director of Advancement and External Affairs is a full-time employee responsible for identifying, soliciting, securing, and stewarding support from corporate, individual, foundation, and government funders in support of this vision. Reporting to the Executive Director and working in close collaboration with the Board of Directors, they will design and execute diverse strategies for building contributed support, identifying new funding sources, and cultivating relationships with current and prospective donors. 

The Director of Advancement and External Affairs is responsible for overseeing at least two major fundraising events per year, including a contemporary fine art auction, as well as other initiatives throughout the year. The Director of Advancement and External Affairs supports the work of the Manager of Institutional Giving and Events and Individual Giving Associate, supervises the Marketing and Communications team, and works in collaboration with CMA’s external public relations team.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

Strategic Partnerships

— Research, cultivate and submit proposals for corporate sponsorship. In partnership with the Executive Director and Development Associate, grow corporate relationships.

— Expand CMA’s corporate membership program.

— Maintain and adapt the corporate deck as appropriate for sponsorship requests.

Events

— Oversee at least two special events annually; developing events’ theme and activities; identifying and stewarding honorees, chairs, and celebrity guests; soliciting corporate sponsors and major gifts.

— Oversee annual Art Auction, including analyzing past sales from CMA’s supporters, stewarding and soliciting artists who contribute artwork, outreach to past art buyers, and overseeing all marketing and communications around the Auction.

— Collaborate with the Executive Director and Programs team to develop sponsorship events throughout the year.

— Collaborate with the Executive Director to arrange special events for the Director’s Circle, a small group of high-level donors.

Individual Giving

— Manage and support the professional growth of an Events and Individual Giving Associate. Work with the Events and Individual Giving Associate to develop and implement an annual individual fundraising plan for the operating budget.

— Work in partnership with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to cultivate major donors.

— Oversee individual giving strategy and execution, including cultivation and solicitation.

Institutional Giving

— Provide strategic guidance to the Manager of Institutional Giving.

— Support the growth of the organization’s government funding, including by stewarding relationships with government officials and program officers.

— Support the growth of the organization’s foundation portfolio.

Marketing and Communications

— Provide strategic guidance and oversight to the Marketing and Communications team.

— Work closely with the organization’s external public relations team to develop strategic partnerships and promote the organization’s fundraising initiatives.

Leadership

— Serve as a member of the organization’s senior staff, collaborating with other members of the management team to drive the Museum’s overall direction and new projects.

— Work closely with other members of the Museum’s administrative staff, including marketing, communications, and visitor services personnel, to ensure proper donor recognition and provision of corporate membership benefits.

— Provide high-level support to the Board Development Committee and Special Events Committees.

Qualifications:

— Minimum of 7 years experience across arts-based fundraising, events, and marketing initiatives

— Proven track record of cultivating strategic partnerships and securing corporate sponsorship

— Proven track record organizing and implementing inventive and memorable fundraising events

— Proven track record of obtaining institutional support

— Strong ties to NYC arts community

— Exceptional interpersonal skills

— Exceptional writing skills and meticulous attention to detail

— Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple projects

— Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite required

— Knowledge of fundraising database

— Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred

How to Apply

To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and one page writing sample to hr@cmany.org with subject line “Director of Advancement & External Affairs”

Working Conditions: We are a motivated group of high-achieving and creative managers. Occasional weekend or evening hours are required of all staff. CMA is a fun and exciting place to work and there is room for promotion and growth.

This is a full time exempt position. Salary is $110,000-130,000 based on prior experience. CMA offers a competitive benefits package.

All applications will be kept in confidence. No calls, please.

Eligible candidates will be contacted by phone or email for an interview. CMA is seeking to hire immediately.

CMA is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to apply.

Remote Artist Instructor: Online Summer Studio Program (Fine Arts)

Description and Qualifications

Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) seeks practicing artists with experience teaching students aged 4-11 for online part-time teaching opportunities.

CMA Remote Artist Instructors uphold CMA’s mission by providing engaging learning opportunities through the arts for students enrolled in online Summer Studio programs. Camps take place via Zoom and run weekly from July 5 to August 27 (Monday through Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM). CMA anticipates each camp providing 22 hours of work per week, but camps will only run if our minimum enrollment is met. The Remote Artist Instructor will report to the Associate Director of Museum Programming.

To love this role, here’s the type of person you are:

— You’re a teacher at heart and enjoy exploring concepts and ideas with children.

— You’re passionate about solving problems and helping people.

— You’re incredibly positive and enjoy making another person’s day.

— You’re an excellent communicator who makes sure nothing slips through the cracks.

— You’re a self-starter who loves taking initiative and seeing things through to completion.

— You have the curiosity and desire to learn and grow your skills.

— You take pride in the quality and craftsmanship of your work rather than just doing it to get it done.

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

— Lead live, online lessons in the fine arts, including drawing, illustration, painting, and sculpture.

— Encourage students to apply their observations, reflections, critical thinking, and creativity to making their own works of art using CMA’s pedagogy of Look, Make, Share.

— Design and implement age-appropriate, engaging curriculum based on Look, Make, Share.

— Implement effective classroom management strategies and an organized class structure.

— Motivate students by using interdisciplinary themes and making connections to their lives and the world around them. 

— Submit curriculum, reflections, final films, visual documentation, and other required paperwork to the Programs Team by a required due date.

— Communicate effectively with Programs Staff and follow all CMA procedures.

— Attend professional development training and meetings.

Key Skills, Abilities, and Experience:

— A minimum of one year’s experience teaching fine art (drawing, illustration, sculpture) to children (ages 4-11) in a classroom setting.

— A minimum of 2 months’ experience leading online instruction to children.

— A passion for fine arts and its history.

— Access to a computer with a camera and stable internet connection to lead instruction over Zoom.

— Be eager to learn and incorporate CMA pedagogy, as well as new tools, equipment, and techniques.

— Ability to write sequential lessons as a part of curriculum design, embedded with complimentary classroom management and inclusion strategies.

— Have the ability to commit to scheduled online Summer Studio programs from July 5 to August 27.

— Confidence in front of a camera

— Experience teaching more than one hour of online class instruction.

— Experience scaffolding and pacing instruction for a variety of ages, developmental abilities, and prior art-making experience.

— Outgoing, engaging, and entertaining personality.

— BA or BFA in fine art, studio art, illustration, or related field.

— Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills, including the ability to work effectively with diverse groups of students.

— Bilingual candidates preferred.

— The drive to solve problems creatively and independently.

— Be reliable, punctual, honest, funny, fun, spontaneous, remarkable, and kind.

This is an hourly, seasonal position with a starting rate of $25-28 per hour based on experience.

How to Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, two-minute demo video showcasing your online teaching abilities, and a personal portfolio demonstrating your work with children to hr@cmany.org with subject line: Remote Artist Instructor: Online Summer Studio Program (Fine Arts)

All applications will be kept in confidence. No calls, please. Eligible candidates will be contacted by email or phone for an interview. CMA is seeking to hire immediately. CMA is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to apply.

Media Instructor: Summer Studio Program (Media @ CMA)

Description and Qualifications

Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) seeks practicing artists with experience teaching students aged 6-12 for in-person teaching opportunities. 

CMA Artist Instructors uphold CMA’s mission by providing engaging learning opportunities through the arts for students enrolled in our Summer Studio programs. Classes take place in-person at CMA and run weekly from July 5 to August 27 (Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM each week). Priority will be given to candidates who can commit to both months. Summer Studio programs will only run if our minimum enrollment is met. The Media Instructor will report to the Associate Director of Museum Programming.

To love this role, here’s the type of person you are:

— You’re a teacher at heart and enjoy exploring concepts and ideas with children.

— You’re passionate about solving problems and helping people.

— You’re incredibly positive and enjoy making another person’s day.

— You’re an excellent communicator who makes sure nothing slips through the cracks.

— You’re a self-starter who loves taking initiative and seeing things through to completion.

— You have the curiosity and desire to learn and grow your skills.

— You take pride in the quality and craftsmanship of your work rather than just doing it to get it done.

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

—  Lead live, in-person art lessons in the media arts, including set design, animation, stop-motion, and documentary film to children ages 6-12.

— Encourage students to apply their observations, reflections, critical thinking, and creativity to making their own works of art using CMA’s pedagogy of Look, Make, Share.

— Design and implement age-appropriate, engaging curriculum based on Look, Make, Share.

— Implement effective classroom management strategies and an organized class structure.

— Motivate students by using interdisciplinary themes and making connections to their lives and the world around them. 

— Submit curriculum, reflections, final films, visual documentation, and other required paperwork to the Programs Team by a required due date.

— Communicate effectively with Programs Staff and follow all CMA procedures.

— Attend professional development training and meetings.

Key Skills, Abilities, and Experience:

— A minimum of one year’s experience working with children (ages 6-12) in media, animation or stop-motion, and/or documentary film.

— Experience with video / audio editing (Premier Pro, Final Cut Pro, Audacity, etc.)

— Experience with graphic editing (Photoshop, Affinity Designer, etc.)

— Experience with animation software (IStopMotion, Dragon Frame, etc.) 

— A passion for media arts and its history.

— Commitment to efficient, equitable choice processes and excellent customer service.

— Comfortable working in a public setting with large volumes of people, particularly children ages 6-12.

— Be eager to learn and incorporate CMA pedagogy, as well as new tools, equipment, and techniques.

— Ability to write sequential lessons as a part of curriculum design, embedded with complimentary classroom management and inclusion strategies.

— Have the ability to commit to scheduled Summer Studio programs from July 5 to August 27.

— Confidence in front of a classroom.

— Experience teaching summer camps or other summer programs.

— Experience scaffolding and pacing instruction for a variety of ages, developmental abilities, and prior media experience.

— Outgoing, engaging, and entertaining personality.

— BA or BFA in media arts, fine art, studio art, illustration, animation, film or related field

— Bilingual candidates preferred.

— Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills, including the ability to work effectively with diverse groups of students.

— The drive to solve problems creatively and independently.

— Be reliable, punctual, honest, funny, fun, spontaneous, remarkable, and kind.

This is an hourly, seasonal position with a starting rate of $28-30 per hour based on experience.

How to Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, and a personal portfolio demonstrating video editing or animation experience to hr@cmany.org with subject line: Media Instructor: Summer Studio Program (Media @ CMA)

All applications will be kept in confidence. No calls, please. Eligible candidates will be contacted by email or phone for an interview. CMA is seeking to hire immediately. CMA is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to apply.

Artist Instructor: Summer Studio Program (Fine Arts @ CMA)

Description and Qualifications

Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) seeks practicing artists with experience teaching students aged 6-12 for in-person teaching opportunities.

CMA Artist Instructors uphold CMA’s mission by providing engaging learning opportunities through the arts for students enrolled in our Summer Studio programs. Classes take place in-person at CMA and run weekly from July 5 to August 27 (Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM each week). Priority will be given to candidates who can commit to both months. Summer Studio programs will only run if our minimum enrollment is met. The Artist Instructor will report to the Associate Director of Museum Programming.

To love this role, here’s the type of person you are:

— You’re a teacher at heart and enjoy exploring concepts and ideas with children.

— You’re passionate about solving problems and helping people.

— You’re incredibly positive and enjoy making another person’s day.

— You’re an excellent communicator who makes sure nothing slips through the cracks.

— You’re a self-starter who loves taking initiative and seeing things through to completion.

— You have the curiosity and desire to learn and grow your skills.

— You take pride in the quality and craftsmanship of your work rather than just doing it to get it done.

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

—  Lead live, in-person art lessons in the fine arts, including drawing, illustration, painting, and sculpture to children ages 6-12.

— Encourage students to apply their observations, reflections, critical thinking, and creativity to making their own works of art using CMA’s pedagogy of Look, Make, Share.

— Design and implement age-appropriate, engaging curriculum based on Look, Make, Share.

— Implement effective classroom management strategies and an organized class structure.

— Motivate students by using interdisciplinary themes and making connections to their lives and the world around them. 

— Submit curriculum, reflections, final films, visual documentation, and other required paperwork to the Programs Team by a required due date.

— Communicate effectively with Programs Staff and follow all CMA procedures.

— Attend professional development training and meetings.

Key Skills, Abilities, and Experience:

— A minimum of one year’s experience working with children (ages 6-12) in drawing, illustration or sculpture in a classroom setting.

— A passion for fine arts and its history.

— Commitment to efficient, equitable choice processes and excellent customer service.

— Comfortable working in a public setting with large volumes of people, particularly children ages 4-7.

— Be eager to learn and incorporate CMA pedagogy, as well as new tools, equipment, and techniques.

— Ability to write sequential lessons as a part of curriculum design, embedded with complimentary classroom management and inclusion strategies.

— Have the ability to commit to scheduled in-person Summer Studios from July 5 to August 27.

— Confidence in front of a classroom.

— Experience teaching summer camps or leading other summer programs.

— Experience scaffolding and pacing instruction for a variety of ages, developmental abilities, and prior art-making experience.

— Outgoing, engaging, and entertaining personality.

— BA or BFA in fine art, studio art, illustration, or related field.

—  Bilingual candidates preferred.

— Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills, including the ability to work effectively with diverse groups of students.

— The drive to solve problems creatively and independently.

— Be reliable, punctual, honest, funny, fun, spontaneous, remarkable, and kind.

This is an hourly, seasonal position with a starting rate of $28-30 per hour based on experience.

How to Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, and a personal portfolio demonstrating experience to hr@cmany.org with subject line: Artist Instructor: Summer Studio Program (Fine Arts @ CMA)

All applications will be kept in confidence. No calls, please. Eligible candidates will be contacted by email or phone for an interview. CMA is seeking to hire immediately. CMA is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to apply.

Artist Instructor: Art Adventures (Fine Arts @ Lakeside in Prospect Park)

Description and Qualifications

Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) seeks practicing artists with experience teaching students aged 4-7 for in-person teaching opportunities.

CMA Artist Instructors uphold CMA’s mission by providing engaging learning opportunities through the arts for students enrolled in our Art Adventures Summer Studio program at Lakeside in Prospect Park. Classes take place in-person at LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park and run from July 5-30 (Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4 PM each week). Art Adventures will only run if our minimum enrollment is met. The Artist Instructor will report to the Associate Director of Museum Programming.

To love this role, here’s the type of person you are:

— You’re a teacher at heart and enjoy exploring concepts and ideas with children.

— You’re passionate about solving problems and helping people.

— You’re incredibly positive and enjoy making another person’s day.

— You’re an excellent communicator who makes sure nothing slips through the cracks.

— You’re a self-starter who loves taking initiative and seeing things through to completion.

— You have the curiosity and desire to learn and grow your skills.

— You take pride in the quality and craftsmanship of your work rather than just doing it to get it done.

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

—  Lead live, in-person art lessons in the fine arts, including drawing, illustration, painting, and sculpture to children ages 4-7.

— Encourage students to apply their observations, reflections, critical thinking, and creativity to making their own works of art using CMA’s pedagogy of Look, Make, Share.

— Design and implement age-appropriate, engaging curriculum based on Look, Make, Share.

— Implement effective classroom management strategies and an organized class structure.

— Motivate students by using interdisciplinary themes and making connections to their lives and the world around them. 

— Submit curriculum, reflections, final films, visual documentation, and other required paperwork to the Programs Team by a required due date.

— Communicate effectively with Programs Staff and follow all CMA procedures.

— Attend professional development training and meetings.

Key Skills, Abilities, and Experience:

— A minimum of one year’s experience working with children (ages 4-7) in drawing, illustration or sculpture in a classroom setting.

— A passion for fine arts and its history.

— Commitment to efficient, equitable choice processes and excellent customer service.

— Comfortable working in a public setting with large volumes of people, particularly children ages 4-7.

— Be eager to learn and incorporate CMA pedagogy, as well as new tools, equipment, and techniques.

— Ability to write sequential lessons as a part of curriculum design, embedded with complimentary classroom management and inclusion strategies.

— Have the ability to commit to scheduled in-person Art Adventures from July 5-30.

— Confidence in front of a classroom.

— Experience teaching summer camps or leading other summer programs.

— Experience scaffolding and pacing instruction for a variety of ages, developmental abilities, and prior art-making experience.

— Outgoing, engaging, and entertaining personality.

— BA or BFA in fine art, studio art, illustration, or related field.

—  Bilingual candidates preferred.

— Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills, including the ability to work effectively with diverse groups of students.

— The drive to solve problems creatively and independently.

— Nature lover is a plus.

— Be reliable, punctual, honest, funny, fun, spontaneous, remarkable, and kind.

This is an hourly, seasonal position with a starting rate of $28-30 per hour based on experience.

How to Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, and a personal portfolio demonstrating experience to hr@cmany.org with subject line: Artist Instructor: Art Adventures (Fine Arts @ Lakeside in Prospect Park)

All applications will be kept in confidence. No calls, please. Eligible candidates will be contacted by email or phone for an interview. CMA is seeking to hire immediately. CMA is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to apply.

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